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Mar 29, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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Advertisement for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company from 1920 showcasing the factory buildings in Brooklyn, New York and the construction of another faculty building at the same spot near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Works of the Mergenthaler Linotype Co. Brooklyn, N.Y. The existing twelve acres of floor space devoted to the Linotype and its Service of Supply, as seen through a picture of the additional building now being erected, and which provides a further area of 168,000 square feet productive...
Topics: Linotype, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Brooklyn, hot metal typesetting, printing, typesetting
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Mar 28, 2022 Time Inc
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Special Report: Will Colorado scrap its own 1976 Olympics? by Bill Bruns article from the November 3, 1972 “Life” magazine. This article goes into the details of the Winter Olympics that were awarded to Denver, Colorado in late 1967. Soon after, residents of Colorado became skeptical of the positive impact of the games and forced a public vote on funding for the games in 1972. Voters rejected hosting the Olympics in Denver by a public vote on November 7, 1972. This is the first and only...
Topics: Olympics, Denver, Winter Olympics, Life Magazine, Denver Olympic Committee, Richard Lamm
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Feb 26, 2022 Scientific American
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“Scientific American” Volume 70 Number 02 (January 13, 1894) Featuring the Linotype - “A Machine to Supersede Typesetting” See the full issue here .
Topics: Linotype, Scientific American, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, typesetting, hot-metal typesetting
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Feb 26, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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Master Made Machines - “Linotype Bulletin” - April 1916 Showcasing the Model 5, Model K, Model 9, Model 14, and Model 8 Linotype machines. “We have a Linotype for every office at a price and upon terms within easy reach of every printer.”
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Linotype, Letterpress, Printing, Linotype Bulletin
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Feb 25, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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“Linotype News” 1961 volume 2 cover featuring the Linotype 75th Anniversary Wood Engraving by John DePol From inside the issue: Our cover is a wood engraving by the distinguished American artist John DePol. A limited edition, in two colors, was printed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the invention of the Linotype. Mr. DePol, whose engravings have graced some of the most distinguished works of printing and publication in this country, has captured that moment when Whitelaw Reid gave...
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, linotype, hot-metal typesetting, Whitelaw Reid, Ottmar Mergenthaler,...
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Feb 25, 2022 John DePol
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Linotype 75th Anniversary Wood Engraving by John DePol Description from the “Linotype News” 1961 volume 2 : Our cover is a wood engraving by the distinguished American artist John DePol. A limited edition, in two colors, was printed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the invention of the Linotype. Mr. DePol, whose engravings have graced some of the most distinguished works of printing and publication in this country, has captured that moment when Whitelaw Reid gave the new machine its...
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, linotype, hot-metal typesetting, Whitelaw Reid, Ottmar Mergenthaler,...
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Feb 22, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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Advertisement for the Linotype from the Mergenthaler Linotype Company from 1900. “The superiority and economy of this machine is now recognized by the Book Printer, as our large monthly sales indicate” “Over 1,000 machines doing bookwork (sic). This could not be possible if the work were not of the very highest quality, The users of these machines purchase only the best. They could not afford to accept as a gift any machine producing inferior work.”
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, typesetting, linotype, hot-metal typesetting
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Feb 21, 2022 Intertype Corporation
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“Facts You Should Know About Photographic Typesetting” brochure circa 1950 This brocure promoted the Intertype Fotosetter machine which was the first (and only) linecasting machine to use photographic film in its matrices.
Topics: Intertype, Fotosetter, photo type, photo composition, phototypesetting
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Feb 21, 2022 Intertype Corporation
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Intertype Presents: New Horizons for the Modern Printer brochure from 1950 featuring the Intertype Fotosetter “Intertype Corporation - manufacturer of modern line casting machines for printers throughout the world, presents the FOTOSETTER Photographic Line Composing Machine — the first keyboard-operated machine to produce photographic type composition on a commercial basis.”
Topics: Intertype, Fotosetter, photo type, photo composition, phototypesetting
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Feb 17, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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A view of the Mergenthaler Linotype Company factory buildings in Brooklyn, New York at 29 Ryerson Street and the growth of the buildings since 1888. This image is from after 1920 when the building on the far right was built. “The Brooklyn factory. The insets show the growth of the factory from its beginnings in 1888.”
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype, linotype, hot-metal typesetting, etaoin shrdlu, Brooklyn
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Feb 17, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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A view of the Mergenthaler Linotype Factory buildings in Brooklyn, New York at 29 Ryerson street. This image shows the factory buildings with the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the East River behind and is circa 1930 or so.
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype, linotype, hot-metal typesetting, etaoin shrdlu, Brooklyn
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Feb 17, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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A view of the growing Mergenthaler Linotype Company factory buildings in Brooklyn, New York at 29 Ryerson Street. This image is likely from around 1910 and certainly before 1920 when a second, eight-story factory building was built. Text below the image: “In buying a composing machine, the experience, the stability, and the resources which have accumulated for more that thirty successful years in building Mergenthaler Linotypes should mean a great deal to the book and job printer. Every man,...
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype, linotype, hot-metal typesetting, etaoin shrdlu, Brooklyn
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Feb 17, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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A view of the growing Mergenthaler Linotype Company factory buildings in Brooklyn, New York at 29 Ryerson Street. 12 acres of floor space; 2,500 employees This image is likely from around 1910 and certainly before 1920 when a second, eight-story factory building was built.
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype, linotype, hot-metal typesetting, etaoin shrdlu, Brooklyn
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Feb 17, 2022 Fredric Brown
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Short story by Fredric Brown titled “ETAOIN SHRDLU” published in the fantasy fiction magazine “Unknown Worlds” in February 1942. Illustrations by famous sci-fi artist Paul Orban “The little gentleman from Somewhere wanted to set a special piece of work on the Linotype machines. The machine was never the same afterward. It would work by itself. More, it demanded work — more work —” “The little man from Somewhere wanted to use a linotype machine for a little while — just long...
Topics: Linotype, Fantasy Fiction, etaoin shrdlu
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Feb 10, 2022
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Black and white photo of Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linotype) that is printed in the 1898 “Biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler and History of the Linotype, Its Invention and Development” Original photograph: https://archive.org/details/ottmar-mergenthaler-official-portrait
Topics: Ottmar Mergenthaler, Linotype, Inventor
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Feb 10, 2022
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Black and white photograph portrait of Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linotype) Date unknown.
Topics: Ottmar Mergenthaler, Linotype, Inventor
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Feb 10, 2022
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Black and white portrait of a young Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linotype). Date unknown.
Topics: Ottmar Mergenthaler, Linotype, Inventor
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Feb 10, 2022 E.G. Williams & Bro N.Y.
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Engraving of portrait of Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linotype) with signature below the portrait. Based on original photograph: https://archive.org/details/ottmar-mergenthaler-official-portrait Engraving by E.G. Williams & Bro N.Y. from The Lewis Historical Pub Co
Topics: Ottmar Mergenthaler, Linotype, Inventor
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Feb 10, 2022 Bachracht Bros
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Black and white photograph portrait of Ottmar Mergenthaler (inventor of the Linotype) from Bachracht Bros in Baltimore, Maryland in 1894
Topics: Ottmar Mergenthaler, Linotype, Inventor
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Feb 9, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype
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Mergenthaler Linotype Parts and Supplies Illustrated Catalogue Cover Revised July 1913
Topics: Mergenthaler Linotype, typesetting, linotype, hot-metal typesetting
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Feb 6, 2022 Reginald Orcutt
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Book cover for the book “Merchant of Alphabets” by Reginald Orcutt Published by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. in 1945
Topics: linotype, Mergenthaler, printing, travel, newspapers
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Feb 5, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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Cover of “The Linotype Bulletin” in March 1914 from the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. The cover shows Aries “The Ram” made out of Linotype matrices with horns made of Linotype slugs and decorations of Linotype space bands.
Topics: Linotype, Mergenthaler, Letterpress, Printing, Linotype Bulletin
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Feb 5, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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Advertisement for LINOFILM ... a new concept in photographic typesetting
Topics: Linotype, Mergenthaler, Linofilm, typesetting, photographic typesetting
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Feb 5, 2022 Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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Mergenthaler Linotype Co. stock certificate for 100 shares issued on February 4, 1896. Made out to Darius Ogden Mills and signed by Phillip Tell Dodge (president of Mergenthaler Linotype from 1891–1928).
Topics: Linotype, Mergenthaler, Stock Certificates